What Is Seated Acupressure?
On-Site or Seated Acupressure Massage is a health maintenance massage designed to improve circulation and facilitate the flow of energy throughout the body using a highly structured form of massage, resulting in maximum benefit in the shortest amount of time.
Seated acupressure is based on a traditional form of Japanese massage called ANMA. It was first introduced to Japan approximately 1500 years ago from China. ANMA is Japanese literally for “press and rub” – hence “massage”.
Stress has come to be a part of the modern working lifestyle and is often thought to give an edge to the worker in any profession. A certain degree of stress triggers the body's natural energy boost - adrenaline.
Regular releases of adrenaline are healthy, but when stress levels are sustained beyond exhaustion of our adrenaline supply the mind and body cannot cope, particularly when the individual finds this to be a common scenario. It is at this point when stress can be damaging, even leading to illness.
Stress can affect many systems of the body and if the stress becomes long term or chronic then damage can affect health and wellbeing, which in turn can make life harder in the areas of relationships, work and play.
How Can Seated Chair Acupressure Help?
Chair massage is relaxing yet invigorating. There is no undressing or oils involved which is why it is best suited to the working environment. Chair Massage in the workplace demonstrates the employer's proactive commitment to the health and well being of the employees.
What Does The Treatment Involve?
The client sinks forward and relaxes into the specifically designed treatment chair with their knees, chest and arms fully supported by comfortable pads.
The practitioner uses their hands and elbows to work on over 100 specific stress release pressure points on the clients scalp, neck, shoulders, back, arms and hands throughout the 20- 30-minute sequence.
It is a revitalising tonify treatment resulting in a relaxed yet invigorated client.
How A Seated Acupressure Treatment May Help You?
• Providing a sense of well being.
• Encouraging a state of alert relaxation.
• Providing relief from chronic neck & shoulder stiffness.
• Relieving tense aching muscles.
• Breaking down fibrous adhesions (knots & nodules).
• Dispersing toxins from tense knotted muscles.
• Stretching cramped tendons and ligaments.
• Increasing oxygen uptake in tissues.
• Improving circulation of blood supply in previously congested muscles.
• Providing extra oxygen to the brain.
• Stimulating the lymphatic system.
• Smoothing and balancing the nervous system.
• Helping with mental tiredness and emotional stress.
• Lowering or normalising the pulse count.
• Improving concentration.
• Providing an immediate stress buster.
• And, if utilised regularly can help prevent minor conditions developing into more serious illness.